One Year Adventure Novel

One Year Adventure Novel

The One Year Adventure Novel curriculum

… guides students (grades 8-12) through the process of writing a structured, compelling adventure novel over the course of one school year. The program’s unique approach to writing begins where many writing courses don’t go at all, with an exploration of Story.

homeschool studentWhat makes a story interesting?
Why do we like some characters and despise others?
What elements of a great book pull us into its world and compel us to keep turning pages?

78 DVD writing lessons78 lessons guide beginning authors step-by-step through a process that ends with the creation of an original, fully structured adventure novel.

The One-Year Adventure Novel Curriculum is taught on DVD by award-winning novelist Daniel Schwabauer. It includes an in-depth textbook, a student workbook, and a teacher’s guide.

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Author: Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur, editor of "Today's Catholic Homeschooling", is the mother of two biological sons and one adopted daughter. She is in her fifteenth year of homeschooling. She has a B.A. in History and Fine Art and a Master's Degree in Applied Theology. She is the author of "The Crash Course Guide to Catholic Homeschooling" and "The Fruits of the Mysteries of the Rosary". She blogs at